Interesting article on Chinese workers in 2010

NY Times has an interesting article on the shift in motivation, education, and ambitions of China’s factory workers. Two years ago, a factory with unskilled laborers doing piecework would be pay its employees approximately $5.50 per day. (source: personal conversation with factory manager). Today, her salary would be about $10 per day. Three years ago, factory workers built but had no idea* what it was they were working on exactly. It looks like with the new generation of Chinese factory worker, that that has changed. Quite a change in a few years.

*Bunnie Huang has an excellent blog


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